Lyme group feels let down after Somers’ presentation

PICTOU — Members of a Lyme disease support group say they are not happy with a recent presentation by a medical health officer. Dr. Ryan Sommers, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s medical health officer for Northern Nova Scotia, addressed Pictou County Municipal Council’s recent finance committee meeting. But Lyme advocate Amy Hayne said she questions some...

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Residents learn about solar power

PLYMOUTH — Residents received a short course on how to apply for solar panel installation through a novel provincial program. Plymouth resident Andy Thompson, who represents District 11 on Pictou County Municipal Council, outlined the success of the centre in successfully applying to the Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Pilot Program. The result was 72...

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Caribou Island lighthouse undergoing repairs

CARIBOU ISLAND — Stakeholders who want the Caribou Island lighthouse preserved were encouraged recently to learn that Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel are repainting it. Laurie Poirier and Scott Fisher arrived on July 9 for a scheduled two-week project to repair and repaint the cement building’s exterior. Darla MacKeil, who represents District 3 that includes...

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Fishers picket Northern Pulp mill’s proposed effluent pipe

ABERCROMBIE – Local fishers are protesting a proposed outflow pipe into the Northumberland Strait from a new on-sight effluent treatment facility at Northern Pulp. Edwin Shaw and Dave Scanlan took turns on Wednesday standing beside signs at the end of the entrance road where it intersects Abercrombie Road. They are among those who want a...

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